Reynolds issues order suspending property tax collection, some evictions

Governor Kim Reynolds

{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an additional state public health emergency declaration Friday, relaxing a range of state regulations, including the collection of property taxes.{/span}

{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}The order also suspends some landlord evictions and allows restaurants to sell alcohol through take-out, delivery and drive-thrus.{/span}

{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}The declaration aims to ease burdens on Iowans during the COVID-19 crisis that’s resulted in restaurants shutting their doors, the closure of schools and the end of large public gatherings.{/span}

{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}During a press conference with Reynolds on Thursday, officials{/span} {span style=”font-weight: 400;”}said 44 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across 13 counties in Iowa, while another 622 tests were negative.{/span}

{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Reynolds is planning another press conference at 2 p.m.{/span}

Below is a list of changes resulting from the declaration. {ul}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Temporarily suspends collection of property taxes and penalties and interest. The Department of Revenue announced Thursday that it was delaying deadlines for filing income tax returns and some other tax filings.{/span}{/li}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances.{/span}{/li}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Extends expiration deadline for a permit to carry and a permit to acquire a firearm and additional measures.{/span}{/li}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Permits the sale of carry-out, delivery, drive-thru of alcohol for unopened bottles of alcohol for bars and restaurants and suspends some fees.{/span}{/li}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Permits public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices.{/span}{/li}{li style=”font-weight: 400;”}{span style=”font-weight: 400;”}Suspends certain regulations to ease the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products and other household goods on all highways in Iowa.{/span}{/li}{/ul}The post Reynolds issues order suspending property tax collection, some evictions appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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